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G8 Defendent & Prisoner Solidarity

02-08-2005 15:03

During the G8 protests across Scotland the police arrested and imprisoned around 354 people. Almost two hundred people are due to have trials in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling and Falkirk following the G8. Court cases have already started and more are due in the next few weeks. One person are still on remand.

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Dutch government lies to protect Hutu-extremist killers in Burundi

02-08-2005 13:41

Agnes Van Ardenne: Thought FNL were just loveable rogues until August last year
"Sonofabitchism", Netherlands-style. What is the true nature of the Dutch government's relationship with Palipehutu-FNL?

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arrests in parliament square

02-08-2005 00:54

world of fear
a peaceful protest against the new legisltion that makes all unauthorized protests illegal within 1km parameter of parliament square ended with the results of five arrests by the police...thanks for protecting us from these criminals!!

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UK Police use anti-terror law to disperse protest

02-08-2005 00:22

Five peace protestors were arrested today in a peaceful vigil outside the Houses of Parliament, as the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill (SOCPB) was enforced for the first time in London.

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Portraits from Parliament Square

01-08-2005 23:00

Sinister Extremists!
I was so scared and intimidated by the unruly mob gathered in Parliament Square that I fled fearing for my own safety. As the pictures below prove this gang of would-be terrorists were on the brink of probably doing something. Today UK Indymedia is proud to announce the launch of it's campaign to get the brave bobbies that tackled them awarded George Crosses!

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More photos of Parliment Square Protest arrests

01-08-2005 20:33

These are some photographs (listed in a chronological order), of the lead up to the decision, and then the arrests made by the police. Jeremy Corbin was actually using the megaphone at the time, but for some reason, they decided not to arrest him??????

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(Illegal) Protest against Parliment Square Exclusion Zone - Photos 1

01-08-2005 20:26

These are photographs (listed in a chronological order) of the protest, before the police decided that it was time to arrest some people, so that they could say that they were 'upholding the law'.

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01-08-2005 17:18

crowd listening to speeches
today, police dispersed a crowd of non-violent protestors in parliament square and arrested four people under the new 'serious and organised crime and police act 2005'.

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5 arrested in Parliament Square protest.

01-08-2005 16:26

Gagged protestor
Police and demonstrators both sent out a warning today of the likely outcome of next Sunday's mass demonstration. The Home Office, having been made to look an ass by Brian Haw, intended victim of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, decided to make its position on the "designated area" surrounding Parliament absolutely clear.

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Witness appeal

01-08-2005 16:07

An appeal for witnesses to arrests on the A9 wednesday protests at Gleneagles...

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Interview with Iraq Body Count Founder

01-08-2005 10:26

The Iraq Body Count has published a dossier on civilian casualties in Iraq over the last two years.
Three Monkeys Online carries an interview with Prof. John Sloboda, founder of IBC - to discuss the figures, their methodology, and criticisms of their work.

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Burundi's Hutu extremists murdered 300 in last two months

01-08-2005 10:17

Victims of the August 13th Gatumba massacre
300 Burundian civilians have been murdered by Hutu-extremists in the last two months - that's six times the number killed in the London bombings.

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Expect a cover-up from the IPCC

31-07-2005 22:09

….Recommendation 10 of the MacPherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence suggests that the reports of investigating officers be made available to complainants against the police. That recommendation is subject of consultation and debate within the Home Office. The view of the Association of Chief Police Officers, supported by the Metropolitan Police, is that there is significant law supporting the view that such reports should not be routinely disclosed to complainants. It is vital that Investigating Officers feel they can be can be candid when preparing their reports. Any loss of candour would significantly detract from their value to senior officers who rely upon the insight, views and perceptions of investigators when reaching decisions. Such views are frequently subjective and need to be interpreted with care by an experienced person…..

…A matter I have considered is whether or not I should have the report redacted if it were revealed to you.It is 82 pages long and contains 349 paragraphs. Redaction would take some time and render the report meaningless

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark in a letter to murder victim Daniel Morgan’s family

The (de Menezes) investigation is being led by IPCC Director of Operations Roy Clark

IPCC press release

"The IPCC have forfeited the appearance of independence before a single statement has been taken by appointing a former Met officer of senior rank to investigate his former colleagues. This is not the way to create confidence in a new watchdog.

Alastair Morgan Press release 29/07/05

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Ugandan women hunger strikers face harassment

31-07-2005 01:32

[ ] A digest of asylum, anti-racism,
immigration control, oppression, conflict, war and human rights issues

Action Alert : Ugandan women hunger strikers face harassment from
Authorities in Yarl's Wood

For more information contact: Legal Action for Women
Crossroads Women's Centre PO Box 287 London NW6 5QU
Tel: 020 7482 2496 minicom/voice Fax: 020 7209 4761; 07958 152 171;

Women inside Yarl's Wood are available for interview

A number of Ugandan women, including mothers being held with their young children, are on hunger strike in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire. Other Ugandan women and men are refusing food in Dover, Doncaster and Oakington. Like the Zimbabwean hunger strikers, they are protesting against being removed and demanding that their asylum claims are reconsidered in light of the conditions in Uganda. Ms N has now been on hunger strike for 10 days; eight women joined her five days ago and numbers are growing. Ms N is now very weak and tried to commit suicide two days ago after a male guard entered her room when she was dressed only in her underwear. Ms N fled Uganda after suffering rape and was terrified that she was about to be raped again.

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Undercover cops attend Brum circus protest!!

30-07-2005 18:25

Zippos Circus are currently in the Hay Mills area of Brum. Due to their use of animals(horses, dogs & birds), a protest took place to encourage a public boycott. Undercover cops showed up and left protesters wondering WHY??
Read the demo report below

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Post-G8 Dissent! Gathering: 6-7 August, South Wales

30-07-2005 13:10

Notes: Despite being advertised elsewhere as a "South Wales Dissent! Gathering", the event is, rather, a network-wide Dissent! Gathering which will be held in South Wales. See you there!

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New Jersey Activists Rearrested 7/29/2005

30-07-2005 02:05

Following Anti-Terrorist Task Force raid and arrests last weekend, New Jersey activists have been rearrested today [7/29/2005]. They need your support now!

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Insensitive policing in the aftermath of the Tornado

30-07-2005 00:55

PC N. Lighton
Local residents this afternoon at the police cordon of Birchwood Crescent, Balsall heath (by what remains of the monkey steps), were asking the Chief Structural engineer questions, when suddenly out of the blue PC N. Lighton proceeded to photograph residents who were intent on finding out any information about their homes and their possessions. Senior officer M. Shaw, present at the time, wouldn't comment on his actions, but the photographing did eventually cease because of interventions by concerned residents.

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Iraqi children raped in Abu Ghraib

29-07-2005 11:28

Seymour Hersh says the US government has videotapes of boys being sodomized at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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Jean Charles de Menezes Friday 29 July 5.30pm Family Vigil@Parliament Square

29-07-2005 09:26

Jean Charles ( 7.1.78-22.7.05) Murdered by the police at Stockwell station on Friday 22 July 2005 the Menezes family call upon the people of London to join them remembering Jean Charles.